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VIDEO: Ethiopia defends dissident arrest

Fri, 2014-07-11 09:18
Ethiopia had a moral obligation to arrest the opposition leader who was controversially extradited from Yemen last month, Ethiopian leader Hailemariam Desalegn has told the BBC.

Turkey PM in new constitution move

Fri, 2014-07-11 09:18
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledges to push for a new constitution if he is elected president next month.

'Immigration Street' area confirmed

Fri, 2014-07-11 09:09
The team behind the television show Benefits Street confirms it will film a follow-up series on immigration in Southampton.

UK imams condemn Isis in online film

Fri, 2014-07-11 09:00
Senior UK-based Shia and Sunni Muslims imams and clerics film a video message urging young British Muslims against fighting in Iraq and Syria.

Victim 'was showered after attack'

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:55
A murder victim found dumped in a wheelie bin was showered after being subjected to a violent assault, the High Court has been told.

Ethiopia defends dissident arrest

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:46
Ethiopia had a moral obligation to arrest the opposition leader who was controversially extradited from Yemen last month, Ethiopia's prime minister tells the BBC.

World Cup winner Balshaw retires

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:43
World Cup winner Iain Balshaw announces his retirement from rugby after failing to recover from a knee injury.

Trentin wins Tour de France stage seven

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:32
Matteo Trentin wins stage seven of the Tour de France 2014 as Vincenzo Nibali retains the leader's yellow jersey.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:28
The best way to stop headphones getting tangled, and more nuggets from the week's news.

VIDEO: Video 'shows Ukraine bridge blown-up'

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:21
Amateur footage has emerged purporting to show the moment a Ukrainian bridge was blown-up.

'Rockets' kill soldiers in Ukraine

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:11
A rocket strike in the east Ukrainian region of Luhansk kills at least 19 soldiers, Ukrainian officials say, blaming it on separatist rebels.

Weekendish: Indian cars, Teletext and bidets

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:10
India's much-maligned national car, and other great reads

Isis: A thoroughly modern caliphate

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:05
Why Isis is waging a thoroughly modern jihad

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:03
The week's big numbers, visualised

VIDEO: Baby cut free from metal mop bucket

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:03
A 16-month-old had to be cut free from a metal mop bucket after getting herself stuck.

Robison defends Commonwealth uniform

Fri, 2014-07-11 07:56
Shona Robison urges people to get over their objections to Team Scotland's Commonwealth Games uniform and back the team.

Dad gets life for baby shaking death

Fri, 2014-07-11 07:53
A man is sentenced to life for murdering his four-month-old daughter while charges against the girl's mother are dismissed.

Motor racing on public roads plan

Fri, 2014-07-11 07:53
David Cameron says the government is to give local authorities the power to stage motor races on public roads.

Ghana dismisses World Cup asylum bid

Fri, 2014-07-11 07:37
Ghana's government says it is "scandalised" after 200 Ghanaian World Cup fans ask for asylum in Brazil, saying they are fleeing religious conflict.

VIDEO: Festival-goers at T in the Park

Fri, 2014-07-11 07:24
Scotland's biggest music festival, T in the Park, has kicked off at Balado in Kinross-shire.
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